Collaborative Practice Training

Interntional Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsBelow you will find my collaborative practice training experiences, beginning with my most recent experiences involving the Collaborative Practice Training Institute, which is available to provide training anywhere in the nation.

In addition to my training experiences, I am also active in the following collaborative practice associations:

  • D.C. Academy of Collaborative Professionals (DCACP) – Served as President 2010 – 2011; served on Board 2007 – 2013; and currently Chair of Education Committee.
  • Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia (CPNV) – Served as Co-Chair of Board 2007 – 2008; 2010 – 2011; and served on Board 2006 – 2012.
  • Collaborative Practice Training Institute (CPTI)- IACP Qualified Trainer

Please feel free to email me with any questions or for further information.


Founding Member, Collaborative Practice Training Institute (CPTI)
CPTI is a faculty of 19 Collaborative professionals from the legal, mental health and financial fields.  CPTI includes practitioners from Washington, D.C., Maryland and all over the Commonwealth of Virginia. Working in small teams of presenters and facilitators, CPTI provides both introductory 3-day trainings on Collaborative Interdisciplinary Team Practice, and intermediate/advanced trainings on special topics. Our training teams travel throughout the East Coast and beyond to train interested professionals. You can find a list of Previous Collaborative Practice Trainings here, and you can find information on upcoming training sessions here.


Collaborative Boot Camp – An Advanced, Experiential Training for Experienced Collaborative Professionals
Designed in 2008 by Jamie Lapin, a financial specialist, and me, Boot Camp is a one-day training focusing on the “power of Team” in Collaborative practice.  Attendees work in multidisciplinary “teams” throughout the day to refine their skills in bringing a hypothetical divorce case through the process from “start” to “finish”.

Short Programs on Collaborative Practice Topics

  • The Role of the Collaborative Coach
  • The Role of the Collaborative Child Specialist
  • The Rigidity-Flexibility Continuum: A Conceptual Model to Help Us Understand our Clients and Work with them Effectively.
  • Working with the Couple’s Dynamic While Building a Parenting Plan with Clients
  • Advanced Coaching Skills
  • The Emotional Dynamics of Collaborative Divorce
  • Working with High Conflict Couples and Parents

An Introduction to Parenting Coordination: Moving High Conflict Divorced Parents from Litigation toward Communication
Presented seminars and workshops on the above topic to the professional staff of various mental health centers, and to audiences attending PESI Healthcare, Inc. Continuing Education Seminars.  

Clinical Supervision and Mentoring
Offered individual and group clinical supervision and mentoring to psychologists for over ten years.